. . . it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life.
For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great
things than in little ones. . .
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.
of a mass society is rule by some charismatic demagogue, a ranting savior whom
followers believe can magically set things right. Politics is reduced to personalities,
and there is less concern for law than for faith.
— First Sociology, 1982.
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